# SOAN 2120 Study Guide - Final Guide: Participant Observation, Questionnaire Construction, Central Limit Theorem

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School

University of GuelphDepartment

Sociology and AnthropologyCourse Code

SOAN 2120Professor

David WaltersStudy Guide

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SOAN2120

Final Exam Study Guide

Outline of content to review

From midterm 1…...

Components of research methods

- Qualitative methods

- Field research and in depth interviews

- Strengths and limitations

- Quantitative methods

- Experimental v.s. survey research

- Strengths and limitations

- Quantitative and qualitative methods compared

- Distributions, measures of central tendency and dispersion

- Stats have distributions (logic of statistical inference)

- Statistical inference

- Tests of statistical inference

- Z-scores

- How confident can we be with our results?

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From midterm 2…….

- Field research

- Process

- Experimental designs (notation)

- Different types of designs: threats to internal validity

- Survey research

- Qualitative and quantitative sampling

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Structure of test

- 75 multiple choice → 38 from lectures, 37 from textbook → will be separated

- You do not need a calculator for the final

- Chapters from text….

- New: ch 4-9………. Old: 8,12,9,7,6,5

- How much detail will be covered from the text?

- Understand the key concepts and understand them relationally

- Questions per topic:

- Quantitative methods

- Measures of central tendency 76 (199)

- Bivariate tables 81 (204-208)

- Correllation coefficient 86 (209)

- Field research

- Process of entering field 134….. (225….)

- Field interviews 152….. (241……) see textbook

- Informants and leaving the field 155…..(245….)

- Experiments

- Random assignment 164 (172)

- Types of designs including quasi 167…. (175….) table 7.1

- Internal validity 172…. (181….)

- Survey research

- Questionnaire construction 187 …. (137….)

- Response categories 193…. (143…)

- Wording and designing issues 199…..(149…..)

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